Mathematica software

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Sun Jan 15 23:06:21 UTC 2006

Toby Kelsey Wrote: 
> > On 1/16/06, Bob Nielsen <nielsen (AT) oz (DOT) net> wrote:
> > 
> >>Probably the closest to Mathematica is scilab, which is available as
> >>a Ubuntu package.  I don't know how similar they are.
> Other have mentioned Maxima and GNU octave (
> The OP might want to look at the "Scientific Applications on Linux"
> [SAL] website ( for more options.
> Toby
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Octave is doing numerical calculations while maxima is doing analytical
ones. Maxima is also able to spit out fortran or c-code for the formulas
it does.


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